Funeral service scheduled for Brittany Murphy
Murphy died of a sudden cardiac arrest, officials said. A law enforcement source, who declined to be named because of the ongoing investigation, said Murphy suffered internal bleeding before her death.
It was unclear if an underlying medical condition might have caused or contributed to her death. She was taking prescription drugs for medical ailments, authorities said.
The medical examiner has completed an autopsy, but an official cause of death will be deferred until tests determine what substances, if any, were in her system.
Murphy, who starred in such films as "8 Mile," "Clueless" and "Sin City," has been fondly remembered by fellow actors as well as directors and producers for her acting skills and work ethic.
Various entertainment websites have reported details of the funeral, but it is closed to the public.
-- Shelby Grad
Photo: Brittany Murphy in 2008. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press.
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